When looking online for your perfect chefs knife it will become very obvious that chefs knives are pretty much a “one size fits all” affair. Each manufacturer of Chefs Knives offer blades in one or two lengths, one steel type, one handle size, and one thickness. Many times, you are forced to compromise to get a knife even close to what you are looking for.
The reality is that most of us have hands that vary in size. Women tend to prefer a smaller handle that truly fits their hand as well as a lighter, and shorter chefs knife. If you read any of the hundreds of articles on choosing the right chefs knife, they will inform you that a German knife is thicker and heavier, and that a Japanese knife is lighter and thinner. But what if you want a German style knife that is lighter and thinner? Many times that means that your only option is a cheap stamped steel knife, that you will end up hating after a short time. What if you are looking for a chefs knife with a French curve instead of a German curve? This would limit your choice to only a few select manufacturers.
The Perfect Chefs Knife For Women
A 10 inch chef has become the standard for professionals, with the next size down being an 8 inch knife. The 8 is many times too short for a professional, but a 10 can be too long for women. The perfect chefs knife for women is probably a 9 inch, but good luck finding one. Ken Avery Knives appreciates that everyone is unique. We offer three handle sizes as well as intermediate blade lengths. This is of particular interest to our female professional chefs and home chefs that prefer a shorter blade length! Choose from chefs knives starting at 6 inches and going all the way up to 12 inches at 1 inch intervals. We have even made customs at 1/2 inch intervals!
Our standard chefs knife is medium weight, medium thickness, and has a handle that fits most men. Our Petite chefs knives are thinner, lighter, and the handle is a bit smaller to better fit a smaller hand. On the other side of the coin are the big guys, like me, that prefer a heavy, thick knife with a larger handle. The Hefty version of our chefs knives fits the bill perfectly. These options are available in most lengths even in our ready made knives, and of course are available in any length in our semi custom versions.
While steel choices are not gender specific, it’s nice to know that we have about 8 different steel options to insure everyone gets exactly the knife they need. We offer 5 different stainless steel options, 5 different carbon steel options, as well as Damascus steel. You can read an article all about our different steel options to get a better idea of which option is right for you.
Last but not least are the handles. Most production knives come with a choice of a black handle, occasionally you may find a wood handle in a natural color. Ken Avery Knives offers an almost unlimited choice of handle material to customize your knife. You really can have a chefs knife that not only works perfectly for you, but fits your personality as well! Check out the handles section of our website. It shows only a few of the many choices available to you.
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